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New report: Trouble in the Air: Chicago metro area experienced 84 days of polluted air in 2020

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New report: Trouble in the Air: Chicago metro area experienced 84 days of polluted air in 2020

Chicago metro area, home to 9.4 million people people, suffered through 84 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from Environment Illinois Research & Education Center, Frontier Group and Illinois PIRG Education Fund. Metro East, the state’s second largest population area, experienced 75 days of elevated air pollution. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer and other adverse health impacts.

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An annual journey to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: the story of America’s largest Caribou herd

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An annual journey to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: the story of America’s largest Caribou herd

Every year, in late spring and early summer, the Porcupine caribou arrive on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Numbering between 120,000 and 200,000 animals, the Porcupine herd – so named for their birthing grounds along the Porcupine River – is the largest in North America. 

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